[Protest of Navy Solicitation for Weapon Trainer Modifications]

B-255053: Feb 1, 1994

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A firm protested a Navy solicitation for weapon system trainer modifications, contending that the: (1) Navy restricted competition and overstated its minimum needs when it combined several solicitation requirements; and (2) solicitation afforded an unfair competitive advantage to a potential bidder. GAO held that: (1) the Navy reasonably combined several contract requirements, since the combined requirements best satisfied its minimum needs and a breakdown of the procurement would shift the performance burden to the Navy; and (2) there was no evidence that one of the potential bidders had an unfair competitive advantage based on prior contract experience. Accordingly, the protest was denied.